Gilly’s on the Hill gets top reviews by diners

Gilly Chu with some of her staff.

Gilly Chu with some of her staff. - Credit: Archant

The son of a popular café owner has opened up a new bistro in Nailsea.

Gilly Chu with some of her staff.

Gilly Chu with some of her staff. - Credit: Archant

Gilly’s Café, in Nailsea High Street, sadly closed after years of trading in the town.

But Gilly’s son has now taken over the lease at 2 Kingshill and renamed it Gilly’s on the Hill.

Charlie’s company G Chu Catering Ltd has employed Gilly and Danny Chu and a number of staff from the former café to run the new eatery.

Charlie named his new bistro in honour of his mum’s cooking skills and standing in the community.


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Speaking about the changes, Gilly said: “We decided to close Gilly’s Café as we felt we had lost all goodwill with our new landlord and could not progress as a bistro.

“Myself and Danny could no longer as leaseholders see a future at Gilly’s Café.

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“Our son, Charlie Chu, has taken the lease at Kingshill and renamed the bistro Gilly’s on the Hill.

“The bistro is a huge success and has already taken on some new staff. Booking has become essential for weekend evenings and the diary is often full over a week in advance.”

Gilly’s on the Hill is open from Wednesday to Saturday from 11am-11pm for brunch, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner and from noon to 6pm on Sundays for a traditional Sunday lunch.

The bistro has received rave reviews on Trip Advisor for the excellent food, service and relaxing atmosphere.

The menu changes monthly to give customers plenty of choice.

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